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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Clay County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, farm, business or community, look to Clay County Extension and Iowa State University Extension for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions!

County News

January 6, 2017

The Iowa Space Grant Consortium has announced its partner schools for the 2017 ISGC Academy. The Consortium will work with ten Iowa educators for two days during a NASA workshop at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.

December 9, 2016

Changes are coming from the Food and Drug Administration that will impact all livestock producers. Livestock producers usually work with a veterinarian to use the medication appropriate to treat sickness in their animals. This will not change. However, beginning Jan. 1, 2017, livestock producers will need to have a written document, called a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), from their veterinarian before they are legally allowed to feed many of the medicated feeds.

November 7, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Clay County is offering a hands-on training on seeking and writing successful grants for non-profits, local government and schools from 5:30-8:30pm on Wednesday, November 30th, at the Clay County Extension Office.  The registration fee is $25, and will include a light meal at the start of the program.  Please register by Monday, November 28th by calling 712-262-2264.

October 21, 2016

The 4-H Diamond Clover Awards Program is designed to encourage 4-H youth to engage in a variety of projects and activities that will enable members to acquire the life skills necessary to lead successful lives as competent, caring, and contributing citizens.  The program’s overall goal is to provide 4-H members a rich and diverse learning experience.

October 19, 2016

As harvest comes to a close, producers, ag lenders and suppliers are planning ahead for next year.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers valuable and updated information key to best-outcome 2017 operating decisions.  The three-hour forum topics will include:  grain price outlook and global factors to watch; livestock prices and margins; and farmland operation margins, outlook and trends.  On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8:30am at the Spencer School Administration Building.  Call 712-262-2264 to pre-register, cost is $20/person, or $25/person at the door.

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